About Us

 

Principal

Welcome and thank you for taking the time to visit Heany Park Primary School’s website. We are an International Baccalaureate World School authorised to teach the Primary Year’s Programme. I hope that as you look through the various pages you will get an understanding of our passionate and energetic community that has a long history of being one of the most respected and admired primary schools in the area. Our caring and dedicated teaching team build strong relationships with students to develop them cognitively, physically, spiritually, socially and emotionally to strive to achieve their personal best in all areas. Our strong school values of respect, acceptance, integrity and lifelong learning are embedded in all that we do and contribute towards the development of independent, confident and resilient learners. We aim to prepare students to meet the challenges of an ever-changing global society, so they will have the skills, values, understandings and courage to undertake a positive, productive and rewarding role in the world.

We recognise the importance of literacy and numeracy and have a strong focus on these areas and dedicated time to explicitly teach these skills. At Heany Park there is also a focus on developing critical capabilities to prepare students to be global citizens in the 21st century. Our rich curriculum fosters students’ capabilities in critical and creative thinking, intercultural and ethical understanding and personal and social learning. It challenges students and expands their knowledge, understandings and skills in Science, Humanities and Design and Technology. Students attend lessons with a specialist teacher in Performing Arts – Dance, Drama and Music and Visual Arts 2D and 3D, Physical Education and Languages – Indonesian. A guided inquiry approach fosters students’ natural curiosity and ensures they are supported to uncover deep understandings about the world in which they live and also develop an inquiring mind. Heany Park Primary School has a strong commitment to digital learning technologies throughout the school including interactive whiteboards, class sets of iPad’s and notebook computers. We believe everything we plan must be an investment in our students, to support them to be independent, thoughtful, open minded and compassionate young people.

If you haven’t yet experienced all that Heany Park Primary School has to offer, please call to arrange a school tour. I look forward to the opportunity of meeting you and showing you first hand why our school is a caring community and an exceptional learning environment.

Janet Evison, Principal

 

Annual Report

Profile

Heany Park Primary School is an accredited International Baccalaureate Organisation World School that develops active global citizens. We offer an engaging Primary Years Programme in a stimulating learning environment where students are challenged and encouraged to achieve their full potential. Our community proudly demonstrates our school values of Acceptance, Life-long learning, Integrity and Respect. Our high quality, comprehensive educational program, encourages a culture of optimism, resilience and tolerance. We develop students’ knowledge and understandings, skills and attitudes to support life-long learning using exemplary teaching practice. Our comprehensive, balanced curriculum prioritises literacy and numeracy. We develop understanding of the world in which we live using an inquiry approach that guides students to explore, wonder, question, experiment, make connections and solve problems. This is enhanced by quality specialist programs in Indonesian, Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Physical Education and an impressive array of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. Students with special needs are supported through a range of strategies and programs. Our children achieve significant results in academic, sporting and creative activities. Staff at Heany Park are actively engaged in ongoing professional learning, with the aim of improving outcomes for all students. We are committed to working in partnership with our school community. We have an active parent body who contribute to our school through participation in School Council, involvement in our Parents & Friends Association and support on excursions, camps and in school programs. Our school classrooms, with Interactive Whiteboards, notebook and iPad technology utilise wireless access. The spacious, extensive grounds and modern sporting facilities support the active participation of students in a healthy lifestyle.

Strategic Plan

Current plan to be uploaded soon.

Policies

Heany Park Primary School aligns all policies and actions with Government guidelines. We use the School Policy and Advisory Guide as a quick and easy reference to governance and operational policies and advice. It complements the Department’s extensive web resources and directs users to relevant websites and supplementary information. For more information on Government policies, advice and guidelines, please access the website at: www.education.vic.gov.au/spag. The Guide’s content is subject to ongoing change. We encourage you to visit this site regularly to obtain the latest information. Please also feel free to view our school specific policies which are listed in the tab under Community. General Policies include:

Staff

Janet Evison

Janet Evison

Principal

Adriana Dickinson

Adriana Dickinson

Assistant Principal

Kym Ryan

Kym Ryan

PYP Coordinator

Lisa Bito

Lisa Bito

Educational Support

 

Angie Boustead

Angie Boustead

Educational Support

Tricia Pollard

Tricia Pollard

Educational Support

Heather Brown

Heather Brown

Languages (Indonesian) teacher

Prue Cunningham

Prue Cunningham

PE teacher

Sharon Lai

Sharon Lai

Visual Arts Specialist

Liz Eastwood

Liz Eastwood

Performing Arts specialist

Penny Esposito

Penny Esposito

Numeracy Coach

Smitha Boddupalli

Smitha Boddupalli

Foundation Team Leader

Robyn Davis

Robyn Davis

Foundation teacher (shared with Natalie Wheaton) and Literacy Leader

Natalie Wheaton

Natalie Wheaton

Foundation teacher (shared with Robyn Davis)

Claire Panton

Claire Panton

Year 1/2 teacher and Junior Team Leader

Aranee Ketheswaran

Aranee Ketheswaran

Year 1/2 teacher

Marcus Lo Ricco

Marcus Lo Ricco

Year 2 teacher

Raewyn Williams

Raewyn Williams

Year 2 teacher

Sonya McLeod

Sonya McLeod

Middle School Leader and Year 3 teacher (shared class with Serena Ang)

Serena Ang

Serena Ang

Year 3 teacher (shared with Sonya McLeod)

Daniela Jorgic

Daniela Jorgic

Year 3 teacher

Christopher Kijek

Christopher Kijek

Year 4 teacher

Gail Werrett

Gail Werrett

Year 3/4 teacher

Christine Vavasseur

Christine Vavasseur

Year 6 teacher and Senior Year Leader

Deniz D'Atri

Deniz D'Atri

Year 6 class shared with Deniz D’Atri

Debbie Beimers

Debbie Beimers

Year 3 shared class with Deniz D’Atri

Lisa Hill

Lisa Hill

Year 5/6 teacher and Digital Technologies Leader

Sean Taylor

Sean Taylor

Year 5 teacher

Alicia Hendy

Alicia Hendy

Year 5 teacher

Alison Munyard

Alison Munyard

Sharyn Suisted

Sharyn Suisted

Educational Support

Sue Houghten

Sue Houghten

Educational Support

Lisa Johnson-Boe

Lisa Johnson-Boe

Educational Support

Michelle Mitchell

Michelle Mitchell

Library Technician

My School

FInd out about “our school” by clicking the “My School” site. This site has been updated and re-released in March 2015, with these extra features:

  • an easy-to-use profile page with key facts and figures;
  • financial information for each school;
  • an indication of students’ literacy and numeracy achievement as they progress through school; and
  • students’ NAPLAN performance over a number of years.

Remember to always contact the school administrators, principals and your child’s teacher in regard to interpreting data supplied.

School Council

Please note the new members on School Council for 2017: Staff: Janet Evison, Kym Ryan, Adriana Dickinson and Robyn Davis. President: Chris Parker Vice President: Glenn Alford Members: Annalise Scarman, Natalie Woodward, Glenn Alford, Jana Van Biljon, Tracy Baulman, Jane Templeton, Gina Mastromanno Email the School Council at schoolcouncil@heanyparkps.vic.edu.au

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